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Friday, June 17, 2016

[ Friday Foto Friends #32 }

Proceed with caution:
picture overload.....
;-)


Pappy and I took a little day trip to Gatlinburg recently and drove through the Roaring Fork Nature Trail.  If you're ever in the area, it's well worth the drive off the beaten path and away from the crowds of downtown Gatlinburg (well, except for hikers). 

 Here are some pics we snapped along the way.



I love how the sun is coming in through the trees in this one and the moss growing on the rock.

These stacked stones remind me of how that was done in Biblical times to serve as a memorial, or a reminder.  I couldn't help but wonder who had stacked them and if they knew what it meant in scripture......
and, if so, what they were stacking them as a reminder of.



I'd REALLY like to have a fence like this down our property lines.


 Just happened to get a picture of this VERY handsome man!


Do any of you know what the growth is on this tree?








Isn't this metal fence just awesome?
I know it looks like wood, though!
Look at all the neat little things made out of metal attached.
(click on the pic to enlarge for a better view)



This was the bathroom floor and I thought it was so neat.  
I think they must have maybe painted the ferns on one side and lay them on the concrete floor.




A selfie of Pappy and me.
One question:
where are HIS wrinkles?


Thanks for taking a little trip through the mountains with us today.

HOPE y'all have a great weekend.
We're keeping our grand-kiddos this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow.....
yes.....
all FOUR of them.....
at the same time!

Maybe whisper a little prayer for us.....LOL!!!
;-)

(Feel free to link up with us below.
I'll try my best to visit you  before the weekend is over)







25 comments:

  1. It must be so nice! I followed the link and found the site about that park. And also the list of trees and wildflowers. Wow, how beautiful. The strange tree has a large burl. You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burl And ... are there real bears in that park?

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    1. Yes, black bears. I always hope we get to see one, but as close as we came was one way up on a hill...we think it was sleeping.

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  2. Allen and I came down here to Gatlinburg for our honeymoon, years before we moved here. We took the Roaring Fork Motor Trail on that first trip and I have been in love with it ever since. We would go up there quite frequently after we started living here. I have felt led to start my Faith Filled Friday back up, but I still want to link it every week to Friday-Foto-Friends. I love seeing everyone's pictures.

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    1. I think this was only our 3rd time driving through. I had no clue about it till I saw a post on Facebook a few years ago. Not sure what rock I live under...LOL!

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  3. Awesome sauce! We have taken that off beaten drive....there is a winding mountain drive that goes from Cades Cove back to Pigeon Forge---talk about daredevilish. Man, there were times when I thought we were going to go over. smiles

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    1. I couldn't do that one...I'd be scared to death and probably throwing up...yes, I have motion sickness...😞

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  4. Love all your photos. What a beautiful area! We've never been there, but have heard so many folks rave about it's beauty...can't wait to visit in person. Those rock stacks are called cairns and are often used to mark trails for fellow hikers. I love knowing they have a biblical reference, too.

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    1. Well, you can tell I'm not a hiker...LOL. Thanks for letting me know about the stones...very interesting. Thanks for stopping by and commenting...hope you have a great weekend.

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  5. Oh, Deb! You're making me cry here! I love the National Park and I've been down that route with my son and family. Love Gatlinburg too. That is, in fact, where my dulcimer came from. Love the photos!

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    1. I'm so sorry, sweet Lady.Praying one of these days you'll be living back up here so we can meet.

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  6. Those pics are absolutely stunning and I love your comments about the stacked stones. I don't think we saw that particular park when we were in the Smoky Mountains. Gorgeous. Every one of these pics just beautiful. And I don't see wrinkles on your face either.

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    1. I've lived here my entire life and just heard about it a few years ago myself. It's such a nice drive.

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  7. It's been TOO LONG since I've been down in your neck of the woods! How I loved all these photos. I've been wanting to stack me some stones - glad you included that photo. And all the different types of fences are so intriguing.

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    1. Hope the next time you're in this area we can meet. Those stones were so neat...really caught my attention.

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  8. What beautiful pictures. You live in a lovely place.

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    1. Thanks so much...we really do live in a beautiful part of the country.

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  9. Wonderful photos! Thanks for taking us along. Loved seeing all that gorgeous scenery

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. We're blessed to live in East Tennessee.

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  10. What a great place. We have a zigzag fence like that surrounding our garden.

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    1. Really like the fence...so rustic.

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  11. Wonderful photos!! We have been through there a few times and the beauty all around you is just breathtaking! Love the photos of your handsome guy (and you!). That metal fence with all the cute things on it is a real work of art! Love it!

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    1. Hope y'all make it through this way again so we can meet.

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  12. I'm here for the firts time and I'm truly overjoyed by having found this so lovely blog of yours and by taking part to your party, thank you for hosting !
    Your photographs are truly stunning I'm sincerely grateful to you for sharing them with us !

    Hope you're having a beautiful weekend

    Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

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    1. You're so sweet. I visited your blog....oh, my, what lovely pictures and words to go along with them. Thank you so much for visiting me....you're welcome back any day, not just on Friday!

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  13. I enjoyed visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with you and Jack! Your pictures are so pretty, it was like I was there with you. Great picture of you and Jack too!! Sorry I didn't link up today, I've been in a 'blah' mood the past few days. I think it must be the heat and humidity, I don't handle it well anymore. Love Ya Bunches!!

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